A 16-year-old lad from St Helens has been charged with a sex attack on a boy aged under 13.
The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is alleged to have attacked the boy between March 2013 and December 2014.
He appeared before magistrates in St Helens earlier this month. He was remanded on conditional bail to appear again later this month.
He is charged with sex offences on a lad under the age of 13.